I seriously do not want another day like today. I spent the day with my bottom tucked into one vehicle or another. Sailing past those over road signs that light up and say STAY HOME!! Dang I would if I could!!
My DIL does not drive..needed groceries and my son was working . So..Off to town earlyish..her early and my early are different animals! The lines at the store weren't bad..we were masked and gloved. Most people were being distance respectful, some not. I was amazed at the mixture of folks, a few were like we were with masks and gloves..maybe a quarter, then another quarter that either had masks on or gloves..then the rest were Like Magick thinkers cause they were just as casual as could be and did not seem to think there was anything going on. I was relieved to get out of there. A stop at the bank..the drive up only!
Thank heavens for ATMS's. There was a lady that had not gotten the message I guess, she was at the main door of the bank looking very confused. I did feel sorry for her.
We got back in time for me to load up the cage for the new rooster and head on down to pick him up. Had a brief conversation ..maintaining proper distancing. Then home.
I took him in the kennel down to the chicken yard, immediately the ladies surrounded the kennel..checking out the new guy! I gave him a bit of feed , he immediately started that "ya'al come there is food here" sound that roosters make! That made me smile..plus he is a beauty!
About a year old so a healthy young guy! I was just getting ready to do pictures when I got a call. ...plans change when phones ring!
My neighbor who was going to SAM's with us in the AM ..well her hubby is sick..not sure if it is virus or sinus..but either way..better safe than sorry..so she asked could I pick up a few items for her. At this point most of my day is gone..so why not! Got her list , then to town once again. First stop feed store so my critters will be well fed ..then over to SAM's, I got about 3/4 of what she wanted,,can't get what isn't there!! Picked up the milk my DIL forgot to get and headed home once more. At this point driving thru the nearest drive thru that served any kind of food was pulling at me like the moon pulls the tide,irresistible is the word that comes to mind. I was actively plotting which drive thru to go to since I was in the Farm truck and it can't make the turns at some of the drive thru without climbing a few curbs..what were they thinking..this is mtn country..lots of folks drive big hunky trucks!! I had about decided on one..and that lil angel on my right shoulder tapped my forehead and said..You Have Food At Home!! Spoil sport!! So we wrote a lil song as we barreled down the road. It is very simple..just chorus no fancy verses..You gotta stay home..You oughta stay home, , Home is where the food is..You got food at home...repeat until you get home to fix real food!!
So no pics of the new guy..but will get some in the AM. He was clucking and wanting to be put in with the girls tonight as it got darkish, chickens are night blind so they do not like to be out in the dark. The girls had already tucked in..so I carefully put the kennel in the house and opened the door. One of the bigger older hens started kind challenge clucking..but she settled down. Last peek he had flown up on one of the rails on the roost and seemed to be settling in.
The kid in me wants to sneak down there and peer in the window to see if all are ok. The rather tired and cranky adult in me says ..it ain't happening tonight..so get over it!
Yep it is time to check that bed out and see if it is as comfy as Molly makes it look. (secret,,I know it is..but it is our game, I ask her if the bed is comfy and she give a big sigh then settles her head down in my pillow!)
Nite ya'al..rest well...stay home and stay safe..that is my plan now!!